§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many recipients of(a) incapacity benefit, (b) severe disablement allowance and (c) invalid care allowance have earnings from employment; how many claimants of (i) incapacity benefit, (ii) severe disablement allowance, (iii) invalid care allowance, (iv) maternity allowance and (v) retirement pension receive increases for adult dependants where the dependant only has earnings; and in how many cases both claimant and partner have earnings. 182W
§ Mr. Burt
The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the table.
Details of the earnings of claimants and their partners is collected only when this has direct relevance to the entitlement conditions of the benefit being claimed.
Number Invalid care allowance recipients receiving earnings from employment at 18 November 1996 126,497 Incapacity benefit cases where Adult Dependency Increase (ADI) reduced because of earnings of adult dependant 2920 Incapacity benefit cases where ADI extinguished because of earnings of adult dependant 28,000 Severe disablement allowance cases where ADI reduced because of earnings of adult dependant 220 Severe disablement allowance cases where ADI extinguished because of earnings of adult dependant 2140 1100 per cent. count of cases. 2 5 per cent. sample of the incapacity benefit computer system. Excludes a small number of cases not on the system. Subject to sampling error due to small number of cases.
Figures are at 31 May 1996 unless otherwise stated.